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We invite you to attend the Annual Meeting of the Associated Aerial Firefighters 2015.

Check in at the El Dorado Hotel on Saturday, January 10th,

Call for group room rates Saturday night and Sunday, January 11th.

Group reservations department phone # 800 648 5966.  It is imperative you reference the group block as ASSOCIATED AERIAL FIRE FIGHTERS as well as the special group code MAAFF15.   Check in time is 3:30 PM and Check out time is 12:00 PM.

The agenda is listed below. We hope you can attend.

If you have any problems, suggestions, or questions, contact Webmaster:
Dale Head daleflies@hotmail.com

 

 

Forum, News, Articles

AAF Conference 2105 report- Submitted by Jim Barnes

Our meeting and hospitality room in Reno this year was a great time.  We are already planning next years meeting based on important issues that could dramatically alter the way wild land fires are fought throughout our Nation.   Ron Raley … [Continue reading]

Associated Aerial Firefighters Conference 2015 (Agenda Included)

Hospitality room opens late afternoon on Saturday the 10th and stays open until the last member leaves.  The meeting will commence at 9:30 AM on Sunday the 11th.  Coffee, Pastries, Fruit Juice and Fruit will be served in the meeting … [Continue reading]

It never gets any easier- Jim Barnes

His name was Craig Hunt.  Many of us called him the professor because he was also a chemistry professor at UC.   His wife sometimes called him professor nerd teasing him because of his higher than average intellect.  He actually had many titles … [Continue reading]

Where Do We Get Such Men? submitted by Jim Barnes

“Where do we get such men”.  A famous quote from a famous story called “The Bridges of Toko Ri by James Michener.  After losing his favorite fighter pilot and SAR helicopter crew to enemy action, Admiral Tarrant, on the bridge of his carrier … [Continue reading]

USFS Next Gen RFP summer 2014

https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/024B/SN-2014-03/listing.html … [Continue reading]

From CBS News regarding the Aerial Firefighting Fleet.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/aging-planes-being-used-to-battle-wildfires/     … [Continue reading]